wine tasting

Cavinona is an agency that specializes in small Italian winery offerings from all Italian wine producing provinces except Val d’Aosta. The agency represents well-selected artisan wineries that pay special attention to produce wines, which reflect the terroir of their region.

32 winery owners/representatives sampled their products. The agency accepts case orders only (12 or 6 bottles) and prices quoted are for one case plus $ 12.50 for delivery of the first case. Subsequent cases are delivered at a reduced rate. More than five cases are free.

My recommendations start at 88+/100 due to space restrictions.
For orders call, 416 203 6108 or email Patti Shaw patti@terroni.ca

White wines

Sogno di Rivolta, 2013, Fattoria La Rivolta, Campania
90/100
$ 413.58

Greco Taburno, 2015, Fattoria La Rivolta, Campania
89/100
$ 332.22

Falanghina Taburno, 2015, Fattoria La Rivolta, Campania
89/100
$ 291.54

Frastielli Biancolella Ischia, 2015, Casa d’Ambra, Campania
88+/100
$ 227.13 (Case of 6 bottles)

Emposia Forastera Ischia Bianco, 2015, Casa d’Ambra, Campania
89+/100
$ 193.23 (Case of 6 bottles)

Outis Bianco Etna, 2015, Biondi, Sicily
91/100
$ 274.59 (Case of 6 bottles)

Etna Bianco, 2015, Graci, Sicily
90/100
$ 386.46

Fiorile Ravenna Bianco, 2015, Feudo San Giuseppe, Emilia Romagna
90/100
$ 193.23 (Case of 6 bottles)

San Pietro, 2015, I Clivi, Friuli
90/100
$ 386.46

Brazau Friulano, 2014, I Clivi, Friuli
91+/100
$ 522.06

Malvasia Venezia Giulia, 2015, Primosic, Friuli
90/100
$ 277.98

Klin Ve Venezia Giulia, 2011, Promosic, Friuli
89/100
$ 261.03 (Case of 6 Bottles)

Aurora Sylvaner Vigneti delle Dolomiti, 2015, Marco Donati, Alto Adige
88+/100
$ 305.10

Sole Alto Nosiola, 2015, Marco Donati, Alto Adige
89/100
$ 291.54

Tasto di Seta Colli Piancentini, 2015, Castello di Luzzano, Tuscany
88+/100
$ 291.54

Bricco Bartolomeo Colli Tortonesi, 2015, La Colombera, Piedmont
89/100
$ 210.18

Derthona, 2014, La Colobera, Piedmont
88+/100
$ 386.46

Red wines

Aglianco del Taburno, 2013, Fattoria La Rivolta, Campania
88/100
$ 332.22

Terra di Rivolta, 2011, Fattoria La Rivolta, Campania
91/100
$ 362.73 (Case of 6 bottles)

Sciaranuova Terre Sicilane, Passpisciaro, Sicily
89+/100
$ 394.00

Cisterna Fuori Etna Rosso, 2013, Biondi, Sicily
90/100
$ 403.41 (Case of 6 bottles)

Sierma Salento, 2008, Carvinea, Puglia
91/100
$ 508.50

Negro Amarao Salento, Carvinea, Puglia
89+/100
$ 386.46

Arcuria Etna Rosso, 2013, Graci, Sicily
91+/100
$ 766.14

Opalia Tintila Del Molise, Campi Valerio, Molise
88+/100
$ 372.90

Aglianico Del Vulture, 2013, Grifalco, Basilicata
88+/100
$ 345.78

Suffragium Marche Rosso, 2011, Claudio Morelli, Marche
88+/100
$ 359.34

Brunello Di Montlcino, 2010, Casanuova delle Cerbaie, Tuscany
90/100
$ 430.53 (Case of 6 bottles)

Campitello Chianti Classico, 2013, Monteraponi, Tuscany
92+/100
$ 123.78

Amantis Montecucco, 2009, Amantis, Tuscany
89+/100
$ 386.46

Chianti Classico, 2014, Istine, Tuscany
89/100
$ 318.66

Vigne Istine Chianti Classico, 2014, Istine, Tuscany
92/100
$ 301.71 (Case of 5 bottles)

Refosco Venezia Giulia, 2013, Promosic, Friuli
88+/100
$ 277.98

Corlino Bonarda Oltrepo Pavese, 2015, Castello Di Luzzano, Lombardy
88+/100
$ 332.22

San Lorenzo Sasella Valtellina Superiore, 2013, Mamete Prevostini
89+/100
$ 349.39 (Case of 6 bottles)

Albareda Sforzato Valtellina Superiore, 2012, Mamete Prevostini, Lombardy
88+/100
$ 484.77 (Case of 6 bottles)

Filari Dolcetto, 2015, Brandini, Piedmont
89/100
$ 345.78

Barolo, 2012, Brandini, Piedmont
89/100
$ 400.02 (Case of 6 bottles)

Vigna Cucula Barbera d’Alba Superiore, 2013, Cavalotto, Piedmont
91/100
$ 657.66

Suciaja Colli Tortonesi, 2013, La Colombera, Piedmont
89+/100
$ 318.66

Momiano Barbera d’Alba, 2015, Marco Porello, Piedmont
89/100
$ 237.30

Nebbiolo d’Alba, 2014, Marco Porello, Piedmont
90/100
$ 277.98

Gattinara, 2011, Nervi, Piedmont
88+/100
$ 274.59 (case of 6 bottles)

Valferana Gattinara, 2014, Nervi, Piedmont
91+/100
$ 416.97 (Case of 6 bottles)

Bramaterra, 2012, Colombera e Garella, Piedmont
88+/100
$ 413.58

Sparkling wines

Franciacorta Zero, 2011, Contadi Castaldi, Lombardy
89+/100
$ 328.83 (Case of 6 bottles)

More Brut Rose Metodo Classico, Castello di Cigoguola, Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardy
88+/100
$ 206.79 (Case of 6 bottles)